The Norwood Fine Arts Department invites you to our 2023 Fall musical, Matilda! The 2.5 hour-long musical will be performed at the Norwood High School’s Paul Alberta Performing Art Center on Friday, September 8th at 8pm, Saturday, September 9th at 7pm and on Sunday, September 10th at 2pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors (cash or check at the door). 

Inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s novel, “Matilda,” this Tony Award-winning musical adaptation has captivated hearts all over the world with its enchanting storyline and memorable songs. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

The author provides us with an extraordinary, though unlikely, child champion: Matilda Wormwood. Matilda, played by sophomore Cayden Bell, is a wonderful child born to parents who value ignorance and hate books. Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, played by juniors Aidan Conneely and Lindsay Collins, believe in television as the highest form of learning and expression. Despite her parents’ brutish behavior, Matilda somehow emerges a genius who wields a bit of magic. Sadly, Matilda and her classmates suffer under the tyrannical rule of junior Nicole Martino’s deliciously devious villain, principal Agatha Trunchbull. Fortunately, Matilda’s wonderful adult mentors; junior Bridget Stenstrom’s librarian Mrs. Phelps and senior Stephanie Kurtiqi’s first-grade teacher Miss Honey help Matilda conquer her childhood fears and ignorant foes with humor, hard-earned optimism, and astoundingly witty musical numbers. 

This action-packed, upbeat musical includes Broadway and Londen’s West End Hits “Miracle,” “Naughty,” “When I Grow Up” and “Revolting Children.” These songs ring true to all and belong in the survival kit of any child making their way through our world’s nonsensical rules, myth of normal and quest for a place to belong. 

The Norwood High School production is directed by NHS drama teacher John Quinn with music direction by NHS Choral Director Jennifer Hartnett and choreography by NHS musical theatre alumna (and Sharon Middle School teacher) Jackie Martin.  Recent NHS graduate Samantha Magan is assistant director and senior Nicole Martino is student choreographer.


Event Details:

Dates: Sept 8th at 8pm, Sept 9th at 7pm, Sep 10th at 2pm

Location: Norwood High School’s Paul Alberta Performing Art Center

Runtime: 2.5 hours with a 15 min intermission

Tickets: $15 general, $10 students/seniors (cash or check at the door)

Contact:  (781) 352-3546‬